The Crucible Notes

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The Crucible - Quotations Characters: Abigail Williams • Stage directions: an endless capacity for dissembling • “…and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.” • “I’d almost forgot how strong you are, John Proctor!” • Stage directions: Winningly she comes a little closer, with a confidential, wicked air. • “I want to open myself! I want the light of God… I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!” • Stage directions: in an open threat. “Let you beware, Mr Danforth.” • Stage directions: They all watch, as Abigail, out of her infinite charity, reaches out and draws the sobbing Mary to her, and…show more content…
They did not celebrate Christmas, and a holiday from work meant only that they must concentrate even more on prayer.’ p.38 ‘…the necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon, a weapon designed and used time and time again in every age to whip men to surrender to a particular church or church-state’ p.85 HALE: ‘Is every defence an attack upon the court?’ Hysteria through Secrecy and Rule Breaking, Jealousy, Violence p.17 ‘Old scores could be settled on a plane of heavenly combat between Lucifer and the Lord; suspicions and the envy of the miserable toward the happy could and did burst out in the general revenge.’ p.19 PARRIS: ‘That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?’ p.25 MARY WARREN: ‘The village is out! I just come from the farm; the whole country’s talkin’ witchcraft! They’ll be callin’ us witches, Abby!’ p.27 ABIGAIL: ‘I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!’ p.28 PROCTOR: ‘Ah, you’re wicked yet, aren’t y’!’ p.41 PROCTOR: ‘I’ve heard you to be a sensible man, Mr Hale. I hope you’ll leave some of

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